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Parkwood Leisure is one of the UK's leading operators of publicly owned leisure centres, bringing world-class service and provision to each of the facilities we manage. As a company, we believe firmly in working in partnership with our local communities, delivering the very best service by empowering our 4,500 staff members to take the initiative and make every customer visit to our centres feel special.

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£24,000 per annum plus OTE
Job location: Erith, UK
Job description:
Sales Manager
Erith Leisure Centre

£24,000 per annum, plus OTE
Full Time 40 hrs per week

We are looking to recruit a full time Sales Manager to manage all aspects of Sales in our Erith Leisure Centre. We’re looking for a results driven candidate that likes a challenge. Our Sales Manager will be responsible for driving membership sales and inspiring your team to encourage our community to be happier and healthier at their local Leisure Centre.

As a key team member in driving our successful operation, we’ll expect you to lead by example with a hands on approach. You’ll be responsible for ensuring that both you and your team provide outstanding service that consider the individual needs of our new and prospective members.

Relentlessly drive sales, revenue and profit across an interesting and diverse contract to increase sales revenue and new member count.
Commitment to developing and mentoring your team, and inspire them to maximise their sales potential to ensure all financial goals and targets are met
Initiate and implement marketing and promotional activity to drive sales to help you grow your list of new prospects
Develop our B2C and B2B strategies
Form working relationships with Industry Organisations whilst adhering to our Philosophy of Quality, Care and Excellence
Operate as part of our wider leadership team

The perfect candidate:
Ability to motivate and inspire your team as an excellent team leader and team player
Exceptional personable skills and are highly talented at building strong relationships with customers, clients and businesses
You have a strong work ethic and will persevere until you have succeeded
You are solution oriented, proactive and flexible, whilst maintaining a structured approach
Previous Sales and management experience will be highly beneficial

You will also need to be compliant to all Leisure Club related Health & Safety procedures and ensure these are carried out at all time.

Our Erith Leisure Centre is located in the heart of Bexley and part of our larger Bexley contract, with 2 sister sites, Crook Log and Sidcup. We pride ourselves on making our members and customers happier and healthier. Our modern facility has a 25m swimming pool, 20m teaching pool, 90 station gym, specialist dance and classes studio, and a friendly onsite café.

If you have experience in inspiring and managing a team in a sales environment, are incredibly resilient and hardworking with a proven sales track-record then you could be the ideal candidate for us. To apply, please click 'Apply Now' below.

Closing date: 14th December 2018
A DBS check may be required for this position.
Lex Leisure is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
£8.25 per hour
Job location: Bristol, UK
Job description:
Trainee Duty Manager
Full Time Position
Hengrove Park Leisure Centre
£8.25 per hour

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking to embark on a leisure career at a busy, modern Leisure Centre.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to progress their leisure career.
We are currently looking for a Trainee Duty Manager. You will be flexible, reliable, possess good communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

You will be a self-motivated individual who will be proactive in assisting the Duty Manager in the Centre’s operations; including Leading the Lifeguard team, ensuring equipment set ups and general cleaning duties are completed to on time and to required standard.

An NPLQ qualification is essential with First Aid at Work and an AED qualification being desirable.

All positions are subject to a DBS check.

If you believe you have the skills and knowledge required for this position, please click 'Apply Now' below.
Circa £18,000 per annum
Only 1 day left to apply!
Job description:
Llantwit Major Leisure Centre
Salary: Circa £18,000 per annum

This key role will report to the Centre Manager and will involve the day-to-day management of the facility, taking full responsibility of the centre at key times to include Health and Safety, customer care and managing staff. The post holder will take a lead role in developing and promoting an exciting and innovative leisure programme to increase the usage and profitability of the centre.

The ability to lead and motivate a team is essential. An NPLQ qualification is essential, along with a First Aid at Work certificate. A Pool Plant Operators qualification is desirable along with a recognised Leisure Management qualification, or equivalent vocational qualification.

The working hours will be based on a shift pattern. The successful candidate will be dynamic, be able to demonstrate problem solving attributes and be able to think on their feet. You will be able to manage a team and ensure the sound operation and safety of your team and customers during your duty shift. You will be delegated specific areas of responsibility for which you will be accountable.

The successful candidate should have extensive knowledge of the leisure industry, excellent communication skills, flexibility and a commitment to customer service. This position is subject to a DBS check.

If you believe you have the skills and knowledge required for this position, please send a letter of application and full CV below

Applications By: 12.12.18

LEGACY LEISURE is an equal opportunities employer. All positions may be subject to a current DBS disclosure.
Job location: Cheadle, UK
Job description:
South Moorlands Leisure Centre
Full Time, Permanent
(40 hours per week)

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Duty Manager looking to develop their career at a high performing leisure centre. South Moorlands Leisure Centre set in the Staffordshire Moorlands has a 33 metre 6 lane swimming pool, 58 station Gym, group fitness studios, 2 squash courts, 3G football pitches functional training room and Sports Hall with 6 badminton courts.

Reporting to the Centre Manager, the successful candidate will have a passion for delivering customer excellence. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day operation of the centre including health and safety, customer care, financial procedures and leading and managing multiple departments. The post includes working on a shift pattern, working over 40 hours per week. Each Duty Manager post is subject to its own agreed responsibilities.

A NPLQ, First Aid at Work certificate and Pool Plant Operators qualification is essential, a recognised Leisure Management qualification is desirable.

The successful candidate should have previous knowledge of the leisure industry and a good level of experience of working in a very busy wet/dry facility. Excellent communication skills, flexibility and a total commitment to customer service are essential. Successful applicants will be provided with full training in all aspects of this role. This post requires a good understanding of membership retention and sales to assist us to drive the business and retain our existing membership base.

If you believe you have the knowledge and skills required or the above position, please send a copy of your CV and cover letter to: Leigh White, Centre Manager, South Moorlands Leisure Centre, Allen Street, Cheadle, ST10 1HJ or apply online now at or via email to

A full Job Description is available upon request.

Position subject to DBS check
Applications by: Monday 31st December 2018

PARKWOOD-COMMUNITY LEISURE is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Job description:
Health Promotions Officer
West Berks
Full Time

An exciting opportunity exists within our West Berks Contract

We are looking for an enthusiastic and competent person to promote the Activity for Health exercise referral scheme and its associated health related classes within the West Berks area. The post involves liaising with and providing information to health professionals in both primary and secondary care settings as well as community groups. The post holder will need to build effective relationships with health professionals and have a good knowledge of the Activity for Health schemes running within the leisure centres. They will also work in conjunction with the Councils Public Health and Well Being team to promote other health related schemes such as Walking the Way to Health and the Green Bag Scheme. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate competency of working in an administrative role, knowledge of the latest NICE Guidelines and should have a flexible approach to work. They must hold a relevant Exercise Referral qualification and other health related qualifications such as Phase VI Cardiac Rehabilitation and Postural Stability Instructor.

In return, you can access additional professional training and development qualifications, have access to a fantastic range of benefits including; Free use of swimming pools and gyms at all Parkwood, Legacy and LEX Leisure Centres; Free use of golf courses at all Glendale Golf Centres plus discount on swimwear and equipment. You will also receive membership to the company discount scheme which gives you access to over 3,000 discounts, ranging from vouchers for lifestyle, travel, health and well-being products to cashback and shopping cards at a range of retailers and many more.

The successful individual will be able to:

Deliver great service in all that you do.
Be a team player.
Keep our customers happy by ensuring housekeeping, cleanliness and our facilities are well presented at all times.

This position requires a DBS disclosure.

If you feel that you have the skills and abilities to fulfil this role, please click 'Apply Now' below.

Closing Date: 31st December 2018

Legacy Leisure is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Job location: Buxton, UK
Only 2 days left to apply!
Job description:
Head Chef
Buxton Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
Starting January 2019

Buxton Pavilion Gardens is soon to be part of the Parkwood Leisure group, due to an immediate vacancy Parkwood Leisure is looking for an experienced Head Chef to start this exciting contract in January 2019.
The position of Head Chef for Buxton Pavilion Gardens requires strong leadership, the desire and ability to make a difference, a passion for food and solid organisational skills. The Head Chef will manage the quality and standard of food, profitability and the day to day operation of the kitchen. As part of the senior team this role will influence the success of the hospitality operation at Buxton Pavilion Gardens, including the recently relaunched Octagon.

Regular evening and weekend work will be undertaken and the successful candidate will also be responsible for the training of a team of kitchen and operational staff to ensure exemplary customer service standards are consistently delivered. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.
Relevant education and industry qualifications will be considered essential to the successful execution of the role. Health and Safety is a vital focus for the company and the Head Chef will have the appropriate level of training and qualification commensurate with managing a large kitchen operation. Additional training will also be provided for any specialist IT systems in use at the venue.

For a full job description, please email
If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to apply, please send a current CV and covering letter to
Closing date: 14th December 2018.
Parkwood Leisure is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Ian King

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I am responsible for delivering healthy living and community initiatives
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Lee Carnwell

General Manager
Crosby Leisure Centre, Liverpool , Parkwood Leisure
I enjoy hearing positive feedback from customers and staff alike
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